What effect does IGF-1 have on glucose uptake?

When IGF-1 binds to insulin receptors does it have the same or opposite effect of insulin?

Authored By Marvi Iftikhar on Tuesday 4th December 2012


Miss Luna Ibrahim
Medical Student - Warwick
Posted over 7 years ago

According to these two articles; both Insulin and IGF-1 have the same effect in the control of insulin release from islet cells. There are IGF-1, insulin and a hybrid receptor within the islet cells produced in different cells in different proportions.